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Guidelines and expert panel reports

Screening for Lung Cancer (July 2021)
This clinical guideline and expert panel report contains 16 evidence-based recommendations and an update of the evidence base for the benefits, harms, and implementation of low-dose chest computed tomography screening.

This 2021 guideline updates some of the prior recommendations in the 2018 version of the lung cancer screening guideline.

Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd edition (May 2013)
This CHEST guideline series presents recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with lung cancer, covering the full spectrum of care from initial evaluation to palliative and end-of-life care. Additional recommendations include screening, chemoprevention, and treatment of tobacco use in patients with lung cancer.

Evaluation and Management for High-Risk Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 2012)
CHEST and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) convened through the Thoracic Oncology Network to provide suggestions for evaluation and treatment of high-risk patients with non-small cell lung cancer; some such treatment suggestions include sublobar resection with or without brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and radiofrequency ablation, all in regard to high-risk patients.